When passion is stronger than flying, you do not need to fly.

History / The beginning

The true story of a little tailor

Cristiano di Thiene S.p.A. came to life from Cristiano Sperotto’s workshop; he was very young when he began to work in 1942 as tailor for men’s clothes in Mossano (Vicenza). In 1960 the founder moved to Thiene where he began to manufacture his first leather coats and the following years he specialized in the production of high-end shearling clothing.

History / 1979


In 1979, when his sons Paolo and Armando Pio joined the family business, the workshop began its industrial production phase under the name of Cristiano di Thiene S.p.A.. The namesake brand “Cristiano di Thiene” started to obtain a foothold in the domestic and international markets becoming synonymous with quality and development as for styling and for the selection of fine leather to be used through more and more innovative tanning techniques. The company is close to the little but historical and glorious airport “Arturo Ferrarin” in Thiene and this proximity helped to create a more and more important partnership between the company owners and the pilots of Aeronautica Militare. Thus, the company has been producing leather jackets for the pilots of Aeronautica Militare and Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale Frecce Tricolori for more than 30 years.

History / 2004


In 2004 Cristiano di Thiene gained a multi-annual exclusive agreement with Stato Maggiore dell’Aeronautica Militare Italiana to market both the clothing and the accessories which are personalized with Aeronautica Militare and Frecce Tricolori patches and logos. Since then, the company has been creating and marketing total look collections for Man, Woman and Junior and has been greatly and internationally supported. The company know-how concerning the styling research and development for the clothing and the accessories goes hand in hand with the logistic control and the internal whole production of high-end leather and shearling clothing.

History / Oggi


In these years Cristiano di Thiene has grown worldwide and has been distributing “Aeronautica Militare” brand through 40 mono brand shops and more than 1.000 multi brand shops. Through the official e-commerce web site www.aeronauticamilitareofficialstore.it Cristiano di Thiene targets consumers all over the world.


When passion is stronger than flying, you do not need to fly.

A jacket, a sweatshirt, an accessory. The sense of belonging can also have this shape if the shape embodies the spirit and values. This happens with Aeronautica Militare -private collection. A young fashion brand, capable of reinterpreting the best idea of the nation and its values. Consistency, integrity, respect. Selflessness, discipline and honor. A passport to enter into a world of true stories of men and women like us. With a world of ideals of peace and humanity constituent of the international community, but also of dreams, passion and courage of those who have to deal alone with the immensity of the heavens.


A style that identifies. The history of our company starts from a distance. He has a past tied to the craft of woven leather and a present to the world of 'Italian Air Force giving us permission to use its decorations, badges and banners to create a line of clothing and accessories authentic and original. A strong reminder to the world of military aviation then, able to capture the true flight fans, but also those in search of a distinctive style, strong identity, and not give up the quality of the products she is wearing. Air Force-Private Collection carries the colors of Italy in the world market leader making a mark nationally and internationally unique and original.


La Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale nacque ufficialmente nel 1961 per volontà dell’Aeronautica Militare con il fine di creare un gruppo permanente per l’addestramento all’acrobazia aerea collettiva dei piloti. L’acrobazia aerea militare collettiva ebbe però la sua prima espressione presso la scuola di Campoformido, sede del 1° Stormo. Alla fine degli anni ‘20, infatti, il Comandante Colonnello Rino Corso Fougier, convinse lo Stato Maggiore dell’allora Regia Aeronautica, che il perfetto pilota militare avrebbe potuto usare l’aeroplano con la massima efficacia nell’impiego bellico solo dopo aver acquisito sicurezza, padronanza e coordinazione in qualsiasi assetto di volo. Da allora cominciarono a formarsi numerose pattuglie nei vari reparti da caccia che avevano compiti tanto addestrativi che dimostrativi. Ricordiamo tra queste il Cavallino Rampante, i Getti Tonanti, i Diavoli Rossi, le Tigri Bianche e i Lanceri Neri che si esibivano in occasione delle più importanti manifestazioni in Italia e all’estero. Nel 1961 lo Stato Maggiore dell’Aeronautica Militare decise di costituire a Rivolto, in Friuli, una sola pattuglia acrobatica nazionale composta dai migliori elementi disponibili, sotto la guida del Maggiore Mario Squarcina. La base di Rivolto fu ritenuta idonea perché rispondeva a buoni requisiti meteorologici e perché era poco interessata dal traffico militare operativo. Prese vita così il 313° Gruppo di Addestramento Acrobatico Frecce Tricolori che oggi, con una formazione composta da nove velivoli e un solista, costituisce la più numerosa pattuglia acrobatica del mondo.


Cristiano di Thiene SpA works with a certificated quality system in compliance with code ISO 9001:2015 issued by the independent third organization RINA Services SpA.

The ISO 9001:2015 certification guarantees the planning, administration and control of all the main business processes of Cristiano di Thiene SpA (from planning, purchase, production, sale, storage to the delivery of garments to the client) through strict procedures of the Quality system, which are undergo to periodical internal tests and also carried on by the Certification Organism.


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Certificato ISO 9001 RINA

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